• March 21, 2023] Just Launched: The Net-Zero Industries Mission launched their Action Plan.
  • [October 12, 2022] Newsletter: Read about the Net-Zero Industries Mission Launch at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum.
  • [September 24, 2022] Just Released: The Net-Zero Industries Mission Innovation Roadmap
  • [September 24, 2022] Just Launched: The Net-Zero Industries Mission launched at the Seventh Mission Innovation Ministerial, convened as part of the Global Clean Energy Action Forum, Pittsburgh, US. Read our Joint Mission Statement.
  • [June 9, 2022]Access the Net-Zero Industries Mission Discussion Paper here
  • The Net-Zero Industries Mission Discussion Paper was released for public consultation in May 2022.


Find out more about the Net-Zero Industries Mission.



The Co-leads: This Mission is co-led by Austria and Australia

  • Australia, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
  • Austria, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology


Core Mission Members:

  • Canada, Natural Resources Canada
  • China, Ministry of Science and Technology
  • European Commission, DG Research and Innovation
  • Finland, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
  • Germany, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
  • Republic of Korea, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
  • United Kingdom, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy


Mission Support Group:

  • CEM Industrial Deep Decarbonisation Initiative (IDDI)
  • The International Energy Agency (IEA) Technology Collaboration Programme on Industrial Energy-related Technologies and Systems (IEA IETS)
  • The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • The Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT)
  • Mission Possible Partnership (MPP)
  • World Steel Association
  • Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
  • The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • United States, Department of Energy


Mission Director:

Elvira Lutter (Program Manager at the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund)


Communication Lead: contact Leisa Burrell for more information and any requests.



The Mission will focus on unlocking emission reductions through demonstrations and cooperation across energy intensive and hard-to-abate industries such as steel, cement, chemical, etc.

Net-zero emissions is a global challenge. Innovation will be most effective if countries are able to share some of the high development and investment risks. The Mission will fill the need of:

  • Increasing, connecting and helping to align both national and multinational RD&D efforts into a challenge driven initiative
  • Novel technology cooperation to reduce “time to market”

Joining forces with existing networks, organisations and platforms to raise awareness, alignment, create knowledge and confidence in the use of innovative solutions.

Energy intensive industries are responsible for around 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions. RD&D over the next decade will be critical to develop and validate innovative industrial processes and technologies that enable radical emissions reductions at lowest costs. There is a need to accelerate the development of key technologies to become commercially available no later than 2030, to ensure that they can be taken up in the market in time for the next 25-year refurbishment cycle.



Together these actions of Mission members will contribute to the overall objective that by 2030, there is a suite of technical solutions available that are sufficiently effective and proven to facilitate the full decarbonization of energy intensive industry in multiple regions of the world, by 2050.

Together, the members will:

  • Develop a joint roadmap and Mission Action Plan: members agree on the joint roadmap and will work together to publish an Action Plan that refers to the national and international effort needed over the next decade to achieve the Mission’s goal.

In addition, each member commits to:

  • Work within one or more pillar areas: nominate focus areas to provide insights, resources, and project examples to add to the collective knowledge base of the Mission under an agreed knowledge sharing framework.
  • Large investments in RD&D projects (to fund demonstration projects & others): members will contribute to the foreseen RD&D activities by providing >€5m/year demonstrated commitment of funds to relevant innovation areas, leveraging co-investment from the private sector.


“The development and accelerated deployment of breakthrough technologies are prerequisites for decarbonizing heavy industry and for achieving climate neutrality. I am delighted that, together with Australia as co-lead, alongside a significant number of Mission Innovation members, we will be working together to make the Net-Zero Industries Mission possible. “

Leonore Gewessler, Austrian Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology


The Net Zero Industries Mission will accelerate the development and deployment of emissions reduction technologies in industry, crucial to reaching net zero by 2050. We are excited to co-lead this Mission and work together with our international partners. Australia brings to the Mission world-leading expertise from researchers and private sector in renewable energy and industry innovation.

Chris Bowen MP,  Australian Minister for Climate Change and Energy


“To reduce emissions and fight climate change, it is imperative that we develop and deploy clean technology, especially in heavy and hard to abate industries. Through initiatives like the Net-Zero Industries Mission, we can align both national and multinational efforts to scale up emerging technologies, share best practices, and implement low-carbon solutions across our economies. I look forward to working with member countries to make real progress towards achieving our climate goals.”

 Jonathan Wilkinson, Canadian Minister of Natural Resources


“Finland has prepared sectoral climate roadmaps showing the way of various industries towards climate neutrality. Finland is committed to the net zero industries mission.”

Mika Lintilä, Minister of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland